Steel Construction Institute, previously Constrado, (1980) on profiled steel cladding defines cladding as:
The external envelope of the building which normally carries no loading beyond its own weight plus the loads imposed by snow, wind and during maintenance. It is the term used when the steel sheet (coated or uncoated) is exposed to the elements. Cladding for walls is sometimes
5.9 Stamped aluminium panels 2.4 m x 1.2 m at Herman Miller extension, Bath.
known as walling or siding and cladding for roofs is generally known as roof sheeting or roof cladding.
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